Business Wire - Good place to work..if you're prepared to work through odd expectations. | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Business Wire
There are newer employer reviews for Business Wire

See Most Recent

Helpful (1)

"Good place to work..if you're prepared to work through odd expectations."

StarStarStarStarStar
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Professional and well versed colleagues, always willing to help.

Cons

Frugality..to the point of it being a hindrance to attain revenue goals/expectations.

Advice to Management

Less focus on running a tight ship and more focus on account planning in specific regions, understanding the business trends of specific regions.

Other Employee Reviews for Business Wire

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Don't bother! It's actually the most depressing environment to put yourself in."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Business Wire full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sadly I can't say there's many pros working for this company, other than most of the staff are lovely until BW sucks the life out of them and the pit of depression everyone seems to get make is a miserable place to be.

    The location in London isn't bad.

    Cons

    No respect for staff
    No staff appreciation
    No career progression
    Low pay for blood and sweat
    No bonuses
    No laughing, smiling, happiness OR SOUND!

    It is literally the most toxic environment and I wouldn't recommend anyone working there, in fact you'd get more respect working at McDonald's.

    It's a bad vibe all round and I seriously don't understand how the company in the UK (London) side of things is still standing.

    Advice to Management

    The Devil Wears Prada - Bad Bosses - Watch these films please and take notes on how NOT to act towards people!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "a career choice you'll regret"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts in América (Peru)
    Former Employee - Accounts in América (Peru)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Business Wire full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's better than being unemployed...most days...central office location by the subway...mediocre health benefits...you may meet warren Buffett if you get to the sales meeting

    Cons

    Bad managers. Worse colleagues. The overall calibre of ppl who work here is rock bottom with few exceptions. You will be surrounded by losers instead of winners, managers who talk behind people's backs and make fun of current or former employees, are ignorant and intent on doing the bare minimum. Employees are not motivated, trusted, paid well or happy. In the newsroom we can't even have access to the internet to verify websites, and other info. This company will not continue to succeed unless they overhaul their entire management, get rid of all the folks who've been there 20 years and enforce a higher standard for existing managers and deliver a massive culture shift. The industry has a ticking clock on it don't make the mistake of wasting your time here. No other employer will respect that you worked there or have a great impression of the company. The only thing it has going for it is its association with warren Buffett but if he knew what a mess it was internally he'd likely want no part in it either

    Advice to Management

    Leave. Let new management execs come in and take over the pitiful job you're doing so you won't have miserable employees who will leave as soon as they get a chance

There are newer employer reviews for Business Wire
There are newer employer reviews for Business Wire

See Most Recent

Work at Business Wire? Share Your Experiences

Business Wire
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or